Buy This Fracking Album

My friend, Jason Samel of Movement Music Records asked if I would help him promote this important cause, Anti-Fracking. Thus my purpose for today’s blog post.

I have worked with Jason Samel in the past. He’s a caring, concerned guy. I supported with him and others the cause, Occupy This Album in 2102.  Happy to help out again.

This cause is environmental with major ramifications (as if Occupy and separation of the classes wasn’t…).

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, is the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas inside. There are more than 500,000 active natural gas wells in the US. http://www.dangersoffracking.com

You can pledge your support as I plan to do on the Buy This Fracking Album Pledge Music page.

I urge all my music blog readers to search the music of your heart and see if you can help this worthy cause!

There are a lot of artivists on this recording. I like the quote from Ms. Bonnie Raitt:

“As a founding member of Musicians United for Safe Energy, I feel that one of the most critical environmental issues of our time is banning fracking everywhere because it destroys our water, our communities and our planet.”

Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono Launch Artists Against Fracking

Artist Yoko Ono and her son Sean Lennon attend the launch of "Artists Against Fracking", an activist partnership project opposed to hydraulic fracking, at a press conference in New York.

Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono have launched a coalition, Artists Against Fracking.  A vital cause for our planet and its citizens.

Please watch this video to learn why we should be concerned about the dangers fracking for natural gas poses us all.

The aim of Artists Against Fracking is simple yet inevitable.

OUR AIM IS FOR THE WORLD TO EMBRACE SUSTAINABLE LIVING AND DEVELOP RENEWABLE ENERGIES THROUGH ECONOMICALLY-VIABLE ALTERNATIVES TO FOSSIL FUEL.

Let’s all get in league with Artists Against Fracking Now! Power to the People, Right On!

Letter from Yoko Ono to Governor Andrew M Cuomo, 56th Governor of New York State, 4th July 2012.

Dear Governor Cuomo,

This is July 4th, an important day for all of us to think of our beautiful country and be proud of it. Strange, I did not think that I would end up writing this letter to you today, but that’s how it’s working out.

I want to ask you a question. How Green Is Our Valley? I’ve been in this country since 1935, and for the most part loved every minute of it. When the youth of today talk about this country as if it was theirs, I have an urge to say – listen, kiddo, it’s not yours yet! It belongs to people like me and my generation who fought hard to make this a beautiful and healthy country. What did we do? We went through a lot…The San Francisco earthquake, the second World War, the detention of Japanese Americans, Korea, Vietnam, Black Tuesday, the list goes on. Through thick and thin, we never lost the love we have for this beautiful, beautiful country. Why? Because of the American idealism: justice for all! There’s not another country in the world that was built on such idealism.

Right now, some people are trying to make easy money, and meanwhile ruin this country’s future, by a thing called ‘fracking.’ It is clear to everybody in this city, and certainly most everyone in the state, that by doing this our beautiful natural green valleys of New York will be devastated and ruined forever. Nothing is worth doing that.

It will immediately make the pure water we have now in this state become dirty and poisonous. Many adults and many children will get cancer. The ones who have means will get out of the State. There could even be a string of class actions suits against the State of New York and its agencies. New Yorkers will only be too glad to join in the demand for reparations. The heavy legal cases will go on until the next century and more.

There is another scenario available to us. We, under the wise decision by you, our Governor, can get together to protect the State and even the whole country from being ruined. Like what the governor of Vermont, our next door State has done: leading America into a sustainable future based on renewable energy.

Our Governor, and possibly the future President of the United States, we are counting on you. You will only have to say “no more fracking in our State.” That’s all. It’s as simple as that. We will then make this State and the city connected to it, into a model of sustainability, with technologies and policies to produce clean energy and live in an enlightened land. Many wealthy people who are now thinking to flee from the potential disaster, will come back to join our model of a future for the world to visit and perhaps emulate.

We need your wisdom and leadership to make this happen. Please say YES to life, and NO to Fracking. Thank you.

A proud resident of New York State,

Yoko Ono Lennon
New York City
4th July 2012

IMAGINE PEACE © 2011 Yoko Ono